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Scottish Government Contacts

Scottish Government Contacts

Contact a Minister

Tel: 0300 244 4000* (Office Hours: 08:30 to 17:00 Monday - Friday)
*0300 numbers are geographically neutral

Text Relay Service: 18001+ 0300 244 4000 (service for the hard of hearing)

If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact us via our national BSL video relay service Contact Scotland-BSL. For more information, please visit our Website.

International Callers: +44 131 244 4000

Email: ceu@gov.scot

General Enquiries
St. Andrew's House
Regent Road


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Contact a Minister

Contact a Minister

Contact a Minister

Email: scottish.ministers@gov.scot or find the relevant Cabinet Secretary or Minister

How to contact a Minister

  • Initial contact with the Private Office of any Cabinet Secretary or Minister must be in writing
  • Correspondence addressed to any Minister may be passed to the relevant subject expert for reply on behalf of the Minister
  • We aim to respond to all correspondence within 20 working days
  • Correspondence sent to a number of Ministers will be allocated to the Minister’s office holding the main portfolio responsibility and their officials for reply

We aim to answer everything received. We may be unable to provide a response if your correspondence:

  • contains offensive language
  • is illegible or cannot be read
  • is selling or promoting a product
  • is concerning a matter not devolved to the Scottish Government


Scottish Ministers, special advisers and the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government are covered by the terms of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (See www.lobbying.scot). The Act requires those who engage in registrable lobbying (during face to face meetings) to register such activity on the Lobbying Register overseen and maintained by the Scottish Parliament.